The Rt. Rev. George Hills (1816-1895) was the first Bishop of British Columbia, 1859-1892. He was born June 26, 1816 at Eythorn, Kent, England. He was educated at King William's College, Isle of Man, and also at University College, Durham, England. He received his B.A. in 1836, his M.A. in 1838 and his D.D. in 1858. He was ordained deacon and priest in 1840 for Durham. He was Curate and Lecturer at St. Peter's, Leeds, 1841-1848; Priest in charge of St. Mary's, Leeds, 1841-48; Vicar of Great Yarmouth, 1848-1859. Appointed Bishop of Columbia and consecrated Feb. 24, 1859. He arrived in Victoria Jan. 6, 1860. He was Bishop of Columbia until he resigned in 1892 due to ill health. He died Dec. 10, 1895 at Parham, England and was buried in St. Mary's Churchyard at Parham, England.
Scope and Content
Microfilm consists of Bp. Hills' correspondence, financial records, newspaper clippings, pamphlets and printed matter relating to Bishop Hills' episcopate.
Finding aid available. See Microfilm collections - Bishop Hills collection
Mf 67-2 Bishop George Hills Diary
M82-15 Synod Journals Collection. Series 5: Diocese of British Columbia
File consists of legal size copies of the register of baptisms.
Birth places include: Port Burwell, Fort Chimo, Fort Mackenzie, Payne Bay, Leaf River, George River, Diana Bay, Whale River, Ungava Bay, Owpalok, Kasiqeaksheuik, Upper Koksoak, Kokakjah (near George River), Salman place, Ekariksektok, Tuktutuk, Kowak, Koleme, Seoahlengive, Katalome, Sandy Place, Wolf Place, Eskimo Place, Tunalek, Enurkone, Kaloneapik, Edasadwet, Apolonqme, Kaniksome, Nuaktuamne, Wakeham Bay, Kinquetok, Aneiaktok, Tovalingme, Kateseadshevek, Koksoahme, Muckalik, Kowack, Kaseakshivek (Leaf River).